Rickie Lambert (extreme right) celebrates with his teammates after netting the winner against Swansea City. Reuters

Southampton take on Manchester United in their final Premier League fixture at the St Mary's Stadium on Sunday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


Southampton come into this fixture with absolutely nothing at stake. They are guaranteed to finish eighth in the league table and have 55 points from 37 matches.

The Saints registered a 1-0 victory against Swansea City in their previous league fixture at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. Rickie Lambert netted the game's solitary goal late in injury time to ensure the away side left Wales with all three points.

Meanwhile, United played their last game of the season at Old Trafford and capped it off with a 3-1 victory against Hull City.

Interim manager Ryan Giggs handed youngsters Tom Lawrence and James Wilson their Premier League debuts and the latter thrilled the home crowd with two well-taken goals on either side of the break. Robin van Persie came off the bench to score their United's third after Matty Fryatt had pulled one back for the Tigers.

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James Wilson and Robin van Persie exchange smiles as the former is substituted after scoring two goals on his Manchester United debut. Reuters

The Red Devils currently sit seventh in the league table with 63 points, three shy of sixth placed Tottenham Hotspur. They have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League if Tim Sherwood's side lose their game against Aston Villa.

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't really analysed how they've done throughout the season, but we know that they are an amazing team with some quality players. They were the champions last season and we're going to be facing a very tough Manchester United side. We want to win because we are in front of our fans and we are going to be playing against an amazing team and we want to finish the season on a very high note."

Ryan Giggs: There is not really a lot of pressure on me at the moment because it is just four games and we can't really win anything. However, we can qualify for the Europa League and we will carry on trying to do that. I have enjoyed the whole experience (of being manager). You get a satisfaction when everything goes right, although when you lose you are angry and disappointed. But it has definitely helped me prepare for what will come after my playing career."

Team Form

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Ryan Giggs' appearance against Hull City could be his last for Manchester United. Reuters


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L L
  • Last Result: Swansea City 0-1 Southampton

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L L
  • Last Result:Manchester United 3-1 Hull City

Team News


  • Injured: Maya Yoshida (match-fitness), Jay Rodriguez (knee), Kelvin Davies (knock)
  • Doubtful: Gaston Ramirez (ankle)
  • Suspended:N/A

Probable Lineup: Boruc; Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Wanyama; Ward-Prowse, S Davis, Lallana; Gallagher

Manchester United

  • Injured: Phil Jones (shoulder). Wayne Rooney (groin), Jonny Evans (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Anders Lindegaard (illness), Rafael da Silva (thigh)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Carrick, Fletcher; Nani, Mata, Januzaj; Van Persie